One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Receive or be the object of (a reaction), typically a negative one.‘he has come in for a lot of criticism’
receive, experience, sustain, undergo, meet with, encounter, face, go through, be subjected to, be the object of, bear the brunt of, suffer, have to put up with, have to bear, have to endureView synonyms
- ‘The poor old supporters have been coming in for an awful lot of stick over the past few weeks.’
- ‘It's good to see any part of it so nicely commended because it usually comes in for criticism and negative reportage.’
- ‘After all, it is she who once again seems to be coming in for all the flack.’
- ‘He is now coming in for criticism from colleagues, who assert that his absence is further proof of the leader's casual approach to the job.’
- ‘He casts a jaundiced eye on all the major institutions, but none comes in for more criticism than this.’
- ‘But the bank is coming in for heavy criticism of its handling of the report.’
- ‘It comes in for so much criticism, I felt I must write to tell you about my treatment.’
- ‘He led by example in the middle of the field despite coming in for a lot of physical attention throughout the game.’
- ‘Care homes in recent years have come in for much negative publicity.’
- ‘Despite its academic credentials, it comes in for equally vehement condemnation from the traditionalists.’
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